Beginner’s Bird Walk – Traylor Ranch, Penryn
Thursday June 8, 2017
9:00 -11:00 AM
Leader: Heath Wakelee 916-870-5253 firstname.lastname@example.org Meet at 9:00 AM in the parking lot off Humphrey Rd. at the south- east corner of Traylor Ranch Nature Reserve. Note: the address for the Reserve is 5050 English Colony Road in Penryn. Humphrey Road boarders the Reserve. Please call or write Heath if you need additional information. Bring water, a snack, warm clothes if warranted and a positive attitude, we will see a lot of great birds. This trip is intended for beginners, but experienced birders are welcome and add to the experience for all. Traylor Ranch affords an opportunity to see the resident species of the lower foothills and valley floor, usually twenty or more different species. We’ll spend about two hours and walk a little more than a mile. Come on out, bring your binoculars and help us find some birds. The more eyes and ears, the more birds we’ll see.
Bird Walk at South Yuba State Park at Bridgeport Friday, June 9, 2017
Leader: Bob Slyker 530-205-9011 email@example.com
Meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just past the Yuba River highway bridge). Easy walking on trail and along the river. We may see Downy Woodpecker, Black-headed Grosbeak, Bullock’s Oriole, Cliff Swallow, Yellow Warbler, and more.
Bird Walk For Beginners at Cascade Trail Saturday, June 10, 2017
Leader: Allen Bertke
Meet in the front of the CVS parking lot in the Brunswick Shopping Center o Hwy 49 in Grass Valley. We will carpool to the trail head. Springtime can be amazing along this trail. Easy two hour at walk. Singing Black- headed Grosbeaks are almost guaranteed. Western Tanagers, Stellar’s Jays, Paci c Wrens, and Nashville Warblers are abundant. Other warblers are also a good possibility, including MacGillivray’s, Black-throated Gray’s and Wilson’s. Paci c-slope Flycatchers and Warbling Vireos can be seen along the hillsides, and Chestnut-backed Chickadee nest along the trail. We will be on the lookout for a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers that have been seen regularly, as well and Downy and Hairy Woodpeckers.
Trip to Sierra Valley Wednesday, June 14, 2017 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM Leader: Ed Pandolino firstname.lastname@example.org
THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS. CONTACT ED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.
Sierra Valley, the largest expanse of mountain meadow habitat in the state, is a wonderful spectacle of sight and sound in early June. Wetland habitats support breeding Sandhill Cranes, a large variety of waterfowl, and shorebirds such as Willets, Wilson’s Snipe, Long-billed Curlews, and Wilson’s Phalaropes. Marsh Wrens and Song Sparrows sing from the wetland vegetation and you can o en catch good views of an American Bittern. e grasslands and sagebrush ats ring with the songs of Vesper, Brewer’s, and Savannah Sparrows as well as the frantic renditions of Sage rashers. Male Yellow-headed Blackbirds pu themselves up and produce that strangled, squawking song that sounds like music ONLY to the ear of a female Yellow-headed Blackbird. Ed will provide details on the trip as well as lodging suggestions for folks who might want to come up the evening before, or stay over another day
Bird Trip to Euer Valley (north of Truckee) Saturday,June17,2017 7:00AM-2:00PM
Leaders: Steve and Diane Rose at email@example.com
Meet at the Nevada County Government Center at 7 AM, where we will carpool to the trailhead just north of Truckee and take a leisurely hike into this spectacular valley. Plan to be birding until early a ernoon, covering up to 4 miles on well maintained trails at about 6600 . elevation. Bring a lunch, snacks, water, mosquito repellant and be prepared for changeable mountain conditions. Some of the possible birds: Calliope Hummingbird, Williamson’s and Red- breasted Sapsucker, Hairy and White-headed Woodpecker, Olive-sided and Dusky Flycatcher, Western Wood-Pewee, Cassin’s and Warbling Vireo, Clark’s Nutcracker, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Townsend’s Solitaire, Nashville, MacGillivray’s, Yellow, Hermit, and Wilson’s Warblers, Green-tailed Towhee, Chipping, Fox, Savannah, Song and Lincoln’s Sparrow, Western Tanager, Lazuli Bunting, and Cassin’s Finch. Contact leaders at least a day before the trip t
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley Sunday,June 18, 2017
8:00 -10:00 AM
Leader: Dan Stewart
Meet in the Briar Patch parking lot at 8:00AM.
This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to nd birds, what to look for when you nd one. We meet at 8:00AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a little less than two miles and it usually takes about two hours. Fi een to twenty di erent species are almost guaranteed, especially with enough sharp eyes and ears. It’s a nice walk up over the hill at Sierra College and back to the Briar Patch. Come on out and help us nd and identify some birds.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7:00AM – 12:00PM (or thereabouts) Leader: Rudy Darling
Meet in the parking lot of the Rood Government Center near the jail, 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City to carpool. Higher clearance vehicles are recommended. Loney Meadows, a picturesque mountain meadow, is uphill from Nevada City on Bowman Road. We will circumnavigate the meadow to look for mid-elevation breeding birds, such as Lincoln’s Sparrow, Olive-sided Flycatcher, White-headed Woodpecker, and MacGillivray’s Warbler. Bring water and snacks. Fifty miles of round trip driving and a two to three mile walk on a relativity level trail.
Birding the Burn
Saturday, June 24, 2017 7:00AM
Leader: Christy Sherr firstname.lastname@example.org
Mixed severity fire creates snag forest patches that support biodiversity and are critical for our cavity nesting birds like woodpeckers and the secondary cavity nesters that depend upon their excavations. Spend an adventure-fi lled day exploring these beautiful and important “complex early serial forests” created in the American River res of 2008 and 2013 and the Duncan Canyon Roadless Area of the Star Fire of 2001. Meet in the Grass Valley K-Mart parking lot at 7:00 AM to carpool. Drive time is approximately 1.5 hours each way (4-wheel drive vehicles not necessary). We will do light walking of approximately 2 miles total. Bring water, lunch and sun protection. Please contact Christy if weather is questionable.
Bridgeport at South Yuba State Park
Saturday, July 8, 2017
Leader: Carol/Bruce Malnor (530-432-2724) email@example.com & Bob Slyker (530-205-9011) firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll meet at Bridgeport’s north parking lot (just past the Yuba River highway bridge). This 2-hour walk takes us by the Visitor’s Center and along Kentucky Creek to the Yuba River. We may see common foothill species including Acorn Woodpecker, Lark Sparrow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Yellow Warbler, American Dipper, Black Phoebe, or Yellow-breasted Chat.
Bird Walk For Beginners In Grass Valley
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Leader: Dan Stewart (530-265-4677) email@example.com This walk is designed for beginners, but more skilled birders are helpful and welcome. We’ll talk about binoculars, how and where to find birds, what to look for when you find one. We meet at 8:00AM in the parking lot of the Briar Patch Market on Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. We walk for a little less than two miles and it usually takes about two hours. Fifteen to twenty different species are almost guaranteed, especially with enough sharp eyes and ears. It’s a nice walk up over the hill at Sierra College and back to the Briar Patch. Come on out and help us find and identify some birds.